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One in 5 Americans Are Online This Much

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Can't seem to separate yourself from your iPhone? You're not alone. According to a new Pew Research Center study, 21 percent of American adults are "almost constantly" online.

The study also reveals that 73 percent of Americans say they go online daily. Obviously, the figure shifts based on generation—36 percent of people 18 to 29 are always online and 28 percent of people from the 30 to 49 group. After that, the number drops significantly.

And out of those, 87 percent of people with a smartphone said they went online daily via their mobile device. (Which also begs the question, who doesn't have a smartphone nowadays?!)

Adults with a higher level of education and greater income levels also spent far more time online than their counterparts.

And then there's the rare unicorn of adults—the 13 percent that claim they never go online.

Considering that the kids being born now are being raised in a fully digital age, it'll be interesting to see how those figures change over the next decade.

And if you can't get enough of these studies, check out what Americans really think about cell phone use in public:

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